It’s been a flurry of activity this final full week of middle school! 6th graders made the final tweaks to their solar ovens and will be testing their cooking capabilities next week. 7th graders are taking on the role of teacher in the presentation of their science projects. 8th graders have published their documentaries, polished their graduation performance and planned a special gift for their 6th and 7th grade classmates. This end of year gift will have us on a walking field trip downtown on Monday morning – please be sure your child is at school on time!
This week we also talked with the 5th -7th graders about an exciting new Specialist and Elective program that we will start next year. Beginning next year, students will take two of our Fine Arts, PE and Design classes at a time on a quarterly system. We have designed a program of specialized, rich courses and students will be given the opportunity to voice their class preferences for each quarter. To fulfill the MYP requirements, each student will take at least two Arts, two Design and two Physical and Health Ed classes, plus two additional classes. Students were given a form to let us know their preferences for the first quarter (“Cycle 1”). Please ensure your student returns this page, with parent initials, to Jen by Tuesday, June 6th.
Please join us in our End of Year Performance and Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday, June 7th at 4:00pm at the UM Music Recital Hall. For a preview of the heart and soul that goes into this performance, check out this note from our music teacher Natalie: http://mismiddleschool.mismt.org/electives/
Have a great weekend,
Jen and the Middle School Team
Notes from the Office:
Attention! Recently, a mountain bike that was left locked up overnight at MIS was stolen. This is a horrible thing to happen to anyone. Please take necessary precautions to prevent theft. We very strongly recommend that bikes not be left at the school overnight, even if they are locked.
Families: Please send Ben Super email@example.com a family photo for the school’s 2017-2018 directory. We prefer family photos that show kid(s) and parent(s) to put in the directory. The directory is a very popular resource for families to connect with each other and great photos make it even better!
Going on Now: Pick up your plant orders from Pink Grizzly. They are open 7 days a week 9 am – 6 pm. They have a copy of your order form or you may contact Maureen for a copy if you need.
Copies of John Kratz’s new book “Hiking Waterfalls in Montana” are now available here at MIS!!! Cost of the book is a discounted $20. Checks or cash payable to John Kratz. He is available to sign the book before or after school!!
Order Your Copy Here
Tuesday, June 6th: Please send a brown paper bag to school; teachers will fill it with your child’s work and send it home on the last day of school.
Wednesday, June 7th: 8th Grade Graduation and End of Year Performance from 4 – 6 pm at the University. There will be NO AFTER CARE!
Thursday, June 8th: Class parties in the morning and Field Day is 12:30 – 2:30 pm. We need volunteers for Field Day! Sign up here!
Friday, June 9th: Last day of school ~ Early dismissal at 11:30 am. There will be NO LUNCH and NO AFTER CARE!
Join Camp MIS this summer!
View our online brochure for all the fun summer details! MIS offers multicultural, language and technology camps. The Missoula community is invited to join, so tell your friends and come on adventures with us this summer!